Answered By: Eric Howard
Last Updated: 31 Jul 2017

You can get online student discounts without an NUS card via the Unidays site.

You'll need to sign up using your Leeds Beckett student email address, and then verify that you are a current student at our University The easier way to do this is the alternative verification route.

Easier method using alternative verification route

  • Go to
  • Click the green Join now link, towards the top right hand corner of the screen
  • Enter your student Leeds Beckett email address and choose a password
  • Once you've done this, you'll be taken to a Verify Your Account box

  • Complete this form - make sure Leeds Beckett University has been entered in the 'Search for your Institution' box - this should bring up an option for Leeds Beckett University, which you should click.
  • Click the green Continue button

This will bring up a second box with a large green button to Launch Portal. Ignore this button!

  • Click the grey Try Alternative Method arrow
  • This will open up a box, where you can enter your student email address
  • A verification email will be sent to the student email address.
  • This will contain a verification link, that can be used to verify your Unidays account.

If this doesn't work, you can still verify using the Athens and alternative method route. 

To do this:

  • Go to
  • If you haven't already done so, enter your details
  • Enter Leeds Beckett University into the Institution box
  • Click the green Continue button
  • A second box will appear with a large green box to Launch Portal. Click this box
  • This opens a new window
  • You should see a box that says Find your Institution on the right hand side of the page
  • Enter Leeds Beckett University 
  • Click on the link. This should take you to a Leeds Beckett login page
  • Enter in your standard username and password
  • This should take you back to the UNiDAYS site and you should be verified
  • You will get an email confirming your sign up